Wildlife Action Plan

Utah's Wildlife Action Plan

A plan to help keep native Utah species off the Endangered Species List

Update

A new Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list is now available, which supersedes the list in the Wildlife Action Plan document.

Utah's Wildlife Action Plan

Utah is often heralded for its large, huntable wildlife species, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bears and mountain lions. What many people don't realize is that Utah has hundreds of other native species, some of which are on the decline. The species that need conservation attention — and the habitats that support those animals — are the focus of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan.

The Utah Wildlife Action Plan was revised with the help of multiple conservation partners and was accepted in 2015 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This 10-year plan identifies species that need conservation attention, identifies their habitats, pinpoints threats to those species and identifies other limiting factors and areas where more information is needed to effectively manage species.

The Wildlife Action Plan also provides strong, clear guidance for improving habitats and strengthening wildlife populations. It is a strategic tool that, if fully implemented, can help reduce and prevent listings under the Endangered Species Act.

We invite you to download the plan and read about species of interest.

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